Background and Geography of Seychelles

Background and Geography of Seychelles

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The Republic of Seychelles is a sovereign island nation located in the Indian Ocean and comprising 115 islands of the Seychelles Archipelago some 1,500 kilometres east of mainland Africa and northeast of the Island of Madagascar. Other nearby island countries and territories include Zanzibar to the west, Mauritius and Réunion to the south, Comoros and Mayotte to the southwest, and the Suvadives of the Maldives to the northeast.

Land Area in Seychelles

Agriculture 30square kilometres

Forest 87square kilometres

National Park 193.2square kilometres

Others 149.8square kilometres

Total Land area 460square kilometres


There are twenty five districts in Seychelles. Port Graud with 28.7square kilometres is the largest district. Saint Louis with an area of 1.1 square kilometres is the smallest district.


Morne Seychellois (905metres)

Longest River: River Victoria

National Parks

Seychelles has six major National Parks with Morne Seychello is National Park being the biggest.

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